Travelers, get ready for a new shopping experience at Nashville International Airport (BNA). Nashville Threads brings a curated selection of unique gifts and wearables designed by local and regional minority artists, artisans, and music industry talent exclusively for airport patrons. Many items are available solely at this new upscale gift shop in Concourse C. The airport shop is a dream come true for owners Jamie and Karen Anderson-Isabel of Nashville. They set their sights on BNA's reimagined concessions program in 2019 and partnered with HMSHost and Stellar Partners, master concessionaires, which now operate five news and gift shops at the airport. Today, the couple celebrates the opening of their wholly owned subsidiary, Nashville Threads – a concept they plan to take to other U.S. airports.
The Isabels are well known and active in the community. Jamie Isabel served with the Nashville Metropolitan City Council from 2003-07. They also founded Dalmatian Creative Agency, Inc., their full-service promotional products company, more than 20 years ago. Their new gift shop at BNA specializes in local and regional goods, ranging from T-shirts and apparel showcasing works of area artists, locally distilled liquors, specialty foods, and up-and-coming products. Nashville Threads joins several new shops that have opened recently at the airport, including James Avery, West End News, True to Tennessee, and District News.